un Projects is pleased to welcome Wiradjuri artist Amala Groom to the team, as sub-editor for Volume 12 of un Magazine in 2018, working with our Co-Editors Maddee Clark & Neika Lehman.
Amala Groom is a Wiradjuri conceptual artist whose practice, as the performance of her cultural sovereignty, is informed and driven by First Nations epistemologies, ontologies and methodologies. Her work, a form of passionate activism, presents acute and incisive commentary on contemporary socio-political issues. Articulated across diverse media, Groom’s work often subverts and unsettles western iconographies in order to enunciate Aboriginal stories, experiences, and histories, and to interrogate and undermine the legacy of colonialism. Not wishing to create reactionary works which tacitly allow contemporary political operatives serving the colonial ideology to set her artistic agenda, Groom seeks to create works which proactively and creatively unpack and undermine the Colonial Projects, the on-going philosophy of colonialism that has imperialistically subjugated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples since 1770. Recent shows include The Public Body .02, Artspace, curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor, System of Objects, National Art School, curated by Jaime Tsai and Mikala Rodwell, Moving Histories Future Projections, a dLux Media Arts exhibition toured by Museum & Galleries of NSW, curated by Kelly Foley and Di Smith, Have you seen my Emily?, Casula Powerhouse, curated by Adam Porter and Talk Back, Visual Bulk, Hobiennale 2017, curated by James Tyler. Groom is a Director on the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Board and has recently completed a residency with Casula Powerhouse for her recent institutional commissioned solo exhibition Have you seen my Emily?
un Magazine 12.1 and 12.2 will launch in May and November 2018 respectively. Sign up to our e-newsletter (top right-hand corner) to keep up-to-date with digital content, proposal call-outs and launch announcements.
Image credit: Hamish Ta-mě